BOSTON-- Senior center Maren Matthias (Guildford, Conn.) and sophomore guard Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) each scored 12 points, but it was not enough as Boston University defeated the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team at Case Gymnasium, 72-54.
The loss drops the Wildcats' record to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in America East, while Boston University improved to 11-7 and 6-3 in conference play.
BU, which was led in scoring by Katie Terhune's 24 points, trailed in the first half as UNH eventually opened up an eight-point lead (22-14) with 7:19 to play following a layup by freshman guard Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.). However, the Terriers reeled the 'Cats in before the intermission with a 13-6 run and UNH led by just one point at the half (28-27).
The fatal blow by BU came at the start of the second stanza, as the home team put together a key 17-2 run to make the score 44-30 in favor of the Terriers with 13:52 to go in the contest.
BU, which had three players score in double figures, took the lead for good and led by as many as 20 points (68-48) with 4:03 to play in the contest.
Freshman forward Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) had her third consecutive solid outing for the Wildcats, scoring nine points and grabbing eight rebounds. Matthias led the team with nine boards and sophomore guard Kate Poulin (Kitchener, Ontario) led the way in assists with six on the night.
UNH shot 40.4 percent from the floor, as compared to a mark of 38.2 by BU. The home team outrebounded the visitors by a 40-38 margin. BU also made 15 free throws , as compared to nine by UNH, and BU took 68 shots from the floor as compared to just 47 by the 'Cats.
The Wildcats will return to action on Sat., Feb. 7, at Albany. Game time is 5 p.m. The matchup is the first of a doubleheader, as the UNH men will also be in Albany and take on the Great Danes at 7:30 p.m.